Dicentra formosa (Andrews) Walp.

Bleeding Heart, Pacific Bleeding Heart, Western Bleeding Heart

Family: Papaveraceae

Genus: Dicentra

Category: Perennial

Zones: 4 to 8

Size: To 12" tall and 3' spread

Exposure: Part Shade


Spreads by rhizomes. Blue-green fern-like foliage. Heart-shaped, deep pink, pendant flowers in spring. Attracts hummingbirds.

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Published in Repert. Bot. Syst. (Walpers) 1: 118 in 1842.

Basionym Fumaria formosa Andrews, published in Bot. Repos. 6: 393 in 1804.

Native to British Columbia, Washington, California and Oregon.


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